Some deep-sky object positions
- I've mentioned these as aligned with one object or another recently.
M-80 (Scorpii): a globular cluster in the Scorpion's head.
M-105 (Leonis) is in the abdomen of the Lion, about halfway between
Regulus and Theta Leonis.
M-106 (Canum Venaticorum) is a galaxy south of 3 Canum Venaticorum in
(I think) the tail of the northern of the two Hunting Dogs, Asterion.
Leo II Dwarf Galaxy (Uppsala 6253 or UGC 6253) is located just north
of Zosma, above the Lion's rump.
Coddington Nebula (IC 2574 Ursae Majoris): north of Dubhe in the Big
Dipper, about halfway between Dubhe and the border with
Camelopardalis, that is, about halfway between the Great Bear's butt
and the Giraffe's head.
RCW 103 Normae, a supernova remnant and X-ray source, is just south of
Gamma-2 Normae, in the square part of Norma (which represents a ruler
and square, both measuring tools used in construction).
Mark A. Holmes